Transport Climate Resilience in Leeds City Council
David Cherry, Leeds City Council
How do we adapt transport infrastructure to cope with unavoidable climate change? What are the risks and how will Leeds be affected? Is there anything we can do to mitigate against greenhouse gas emissions from transport and be ready for projected changes in the climate?
These are questions David Cherry will discuss with us, looking at UK climate predictions and the effects of the Jet Stream, down to local weather fluctuations, showing examples of resilient transport infrastructure.
David Cherry works in the Highways Department of Leeds City Council, and has worked on assessing the environmental impact of transport schemes (road, rail and air) since 1979, for Greater London Council, West Yorkshire Metropolitan County Council and Leeds City Council. He is a Chartered Environmentalist and Corporate Member of the Institute of Acoustics and Institution of Environmental Management & Assessment.
When & Where
Green Drinks Leeds
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